Church to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


January 11, 2000|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MORE THAN THREE decades after his death, the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream live on as community leaders try to bring harmony and understanding to people of all races.

For the sixth year, church and community leaders in the Eldersburg area will hold a celebration of King's life with a potluck dinner and program beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday in the gymnasium at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Community on Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

Richard Bucher, professor of sociology at Community College of Baltimore County, will be the speaker. Bucher has served on the Carroll County Human Relations Board and is a Carroll County native.

With "Youth" as this year's theme, organizers hope to attract young people. Promise Youth Choir, a group of about 18 teens and two adults from Ebenezer United Methodist Church, will perform several numbers, including soft rock and a gospel song.

Another group of young musicians might participate.

Everyone is welcome and should bring a covered dish (enough for your family and two more people), a dessert to share and your own plates and utensils. Drinks will be provided by St. Joseph's.

Information: Don Rogers, 410-795-9150 or Gertrude Frazier, 410-875-2714.

Band and chorus concert

Sixth-grade instrumental and vocal music pupils will present their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the gymnasium at Oklahoma Road Middle School.

Under the direction of teachers Michelle Zepp and Jerry Miller, pupils will present music of the season.

Information: 410-751-3600.

Acoustic concert

Baldwin's Station in Sykesville will present acoustic guitarist Lucy Kaplansky in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 19.

Kaplansky comes from the Greenwich Village folk scene, where she made a name for herself singing with Shawn Colvin and recording with Colvin, John Gorka and Suzanne Vega. Kaplansky recently released "Ten Year Night," her third album for Red House Records.

The dining room at Baldwin's will open at 6: 30 p.m. for dinner, and seating for the concert. Tickets are $14. Information and reservation: Baldwin's Station, 410-795-1041.

`Our Town'

Tree of Life Theatre Troupe will present "Our Town" Jan. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 St. Andrew's Way, Eldersburg. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

The Thornton Wilder classic depicts typical events in the lives of small-town dwellers in the early 19th century. An all youth cast is featured. The production is directed by Craig Tiren.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children age 12 and younger. Tickets may be obtained at the door. Information: Craig Tiren, 410-781-6266.

Lesson in laughter

They say laughter is the best medicine. Learn what role a good laugh can play in your good health.

At 11: 30 a.m. Jan. 26, Lois Walden will be in the food court at Carrolltown Center to present a lecture called "Humor and Health: A Lesson in Laughter." Stress management techniques designed to get you through day-to-day activities will be featured.

Walden is community nurse educator for Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown.

No fee is charged but registration is required.

Information and registration: 410-601-WELL, and choose option 2 to register.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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